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Swedes' Ferry [Kindle Edition]

Allan Safarik , Frederic Remington

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Continuing its tradition of publishing first novels by establishe dpoets, Coteau presents the story of Constable Leslie Simpson,a Manitoba member of the North-West Mounted Police, who takes a day off to make a quick buck south of the border, and winds up battling to stave off the intentions of not only a very nasty Pinkerton agent, but the third-richest man in the United States. When Simpson robs the First National Bank in Bismark, North Dakota, inadvertently killing the bank manager in the process, the chase is on, across much of the Canadian prairies and the northern American plains. The bank happens to be owned by Canadian-born James J. Hill, the real-life railroad millionaire who is named in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Hill crisscrosses the plains on his recently-completed Great Northern Railroad, with his opera singer and dominatrix travelling companions. He’s used to getting what he wants and keeping what he has. So when he loses his Great Northern payroll in Bismark, what he most wants is for the vicious William Pinkerton and his sleazy henchman Jiggs Dubois to bring him the head of the varmint that took it.This is fascinating historical fiction, full of detailed information about the prairie border country, the people, the horses, and the weaponry,as well as the customs and cultural peccadilloes of the day in neighbouring nations that are developing in very different ways.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 454 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Coteau Books (15 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FAI89SM
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5.0 out of 5 stars Swede's Ferry 15 April 2014
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I thought this was a very enjoyable and entertaining book. It brings in enough history to make it interesting as well as let's you see a bit of what the world was like at this time in history. It gives a different slant on the Pinkerton and forces of power at that time in our history. Since I live in North Dakota now and love history, this gives you an insight into the mentality and melding of the cultures during this period in time. I think you will enjoy the read. It was a fun ride. I really loved the ending as I thought it was a fitting end to bring all the twists and turns of the story to a final conclusion. I have recommended this as a good read to others and will continue to do so as I do feel it was a very good read.
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